Vitor Leone Laughing
Senior Lecturer in Banking and Finance
Vitor has been at the heart of global finance for decades, both in the banking sector and in education.
Prior to beginning his academic career, Vitor worked in the City of London as a Consultant Econometrician for Timberlake Consultants, working on projects for the Bank of England, European Central Bank and Greater London Authority, among others.
He also worked for DTZ, one of the top four global real estate advisers at the time, as an Econometric Modeller, forecasting major commercial real estate indicators for the US, Europe, and Asia-Pacific Markets. He then became an Investment Analyst for the Capital Markets Division, part of the team responsible for the award Money in to Property Report.
A fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA), Vitor holds a PhD in Economics from Loughborough University. Prior to joining DMU, he worked as a Senior Lecturer in Economics and Finance at the Nottingham Business School.
His work has been published in the Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, Applied Economics, Economic Issues, Applied Economics Letters and Review of Financial Economics. He also works as an Associate Editor for Economics Issues and reviewer for the Quarterly Reviews of Economics and Finance. Vitor became a fellow member of the World Business Institute in Australia after receiving the Best Conference Paper Award at the International Business Research Conference - Hawaii, USA.
Vitor’s expertise includes:
- Applied econometrics
- Real estate finance
- Cross-border mergers and acquisitions
- Asset prices bubbles
- Portfolio theory
- Financial literacy and its social impact